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Brouwers Cafe’s Hopfest: Results are Published

September 14, 2010 Leave a comment

This is what Hopfest looks like - gorgeous.

Well, we had an amazing time at Brouwers Cafe’s 5th Annual Hopfest on Friday (and again on Saturday). The event was packed full of 60 hoppy masterpieces – we tried just about 45 of them.

We did our best to keep you apprised of what was on tap, what we drank and how we liked it – all via our Twitter account. You can check out Twitter search #hopfest2010 for info from several people. The battle ensued for a full 10 rounds, with friends picking up the slack as the day wore on. We plan on putting together a full review of the event tomorrow, as a way of providing feedback on some of the hits and misses that are floating around in IPA land at your local bar.

Today, Brouwers put up the official results. Not surprisingly, Black Raven‘s Wisdom Seeker took top honors and Russian River‘s Blind Pig (which has a ridiculously strange following amongst beer writers in Seattle) took second. Boundary Bay and Avery Brewing tied for third for their Imperial IPA submissions.

Well, we cannot argue with those picks – the people have spoken. But, our Top 5 is a bit different. Local studs Skagit River and Port Townsend put out two of the most sexy beers served at the festival. Skagit’s Bourbon Barrel Reverend defied notions of classic IPA taste – much to our delight. Port Townsend’s fruit monster Imperial IPA was an absolute can’t miss. If you have a chance to grab either of these (they might still be on at Brouwers), do it immediately.

More tomorrow. Leave your comments below. We love hearing from the masses.

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